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Saudi Arabia Iqama Renewal Fees 2023
Are you planning to renew your Iqama (residence permit) in Saudi Arabia in 2023? It’s important to be aware of the costs involved in the renewal process. In this article, we will provide an overview of the fees associated with Iqama renewal in Saudi Arabia, including the government fees, work permit fees, and dependent fees. Whether you’re a new resident or a long-time expat, this guide will help you navigate the Iqama renewal process with ease.
MOI Iqama Issuance and Renewal Fees 2023
The cost to issue or renew an Iqama is SAR 650 per year, which can be paid in quarterly installments.
|3 Months||SAR 163|
|6 Months||SAR 325|
|9 Months||SAR 488|
|12 Months||SAR 650|
Work Permit Fee or Maktab Amal Fees 2023
The monthly cost for a work permit is SAR 800, and it must be paid for a minimum of three months at a time.
|3 Months||SAR 2,400|
|6 Months||SAR 4,800|
|9 Months||SAR 7,200|
|12 Months||SAR 9,600|
Expat Dependent Fees 2023
Expats residing in Saudi Arabia who sponsor family members are required to pay a dependent fee of SAR 400 per month for each dependent.
|3 Months||SAR 1,200|
|6 Months||SAR 2,400|
|9 Months||SAR 3,600|
|12 Months||SAR 4,800|
IQAMA RENEWAL FEE CALCULATOR
Find out how much it will cost to renew your Iqama using the calculator below. Choose the length of renewal and if you have dependents.
Duration of Renewal (in months):
Do you have dependents in your sponsorship?
How many dependents do you have?
Total Fees: SAR 0
Keep in mind that this iqama renewal fee calculation is just an estimation, and the actual cost may differ. Additionally, it does not include the cost of health insurance.
Work Permit Fee For Domestic Workers
Previously, domestic workers such as house drivers and maids were not subject to the work permit levy, but now they are. However, this fee only applies to the fifth domestic worker hired by a Saudi employer and the third domestic worker hired by a foreign employer. In other words, the work permit fee is not applicable to the first four domestic workers hired by Saudi employers or the first two domestic workers hired by foreign employers.
Levy Exemptions for Small Businesses
Businesses with less than nine employees, including a full-time Saudi national, are currently exempt from paying the fee for hiring expatriates for up to two workers until March 2024. This exemption increases to four workers if the business employs at least one Saudi citizen in addition to the full-time Saudi employer.
Iqama Renewal Process in Saudi Arabia
To successfully renew an Iqama in Saudi Arabia, the following requirements must be met:
- MOI Iqama fee must be paid
- The work permit fee must be paid
- Any outstanding traffic fines must be paid
- A valid health insurance policy must be in place
- A dependent fee (if applicable) must be paid.
Once all the above requirements have been fulfilled, your employer can proceed with renewing your Iqama through the Absher or Muqeem online portals.
In conclusion, renewing an Iqama in Saudi Arabia requires meeting some requirements and paying various fees. By understanding the fees, including the MOI Iqama fee, work permit fee, and dependent fee, as well as the steps required, expats and employers can ensure a smooth renewal process. By staying informed and planning ahead, you can renew your Iqama without any major issues or delays.
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